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DBMS > Amazon Redshift vs. Datomic vs. Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics vs. Sphinx

System Properties Comparison Amazon Redshift vs. Datomic vs. Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics vs. Sphinx

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NameAmazon Redshift  Xexclude from comparisonDatomic  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Synapse Analytics infopreviously named Azure SQL Data Warehouse  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionLarge scale data warehouse service for use with business intelligence toolsDatomic builds on immutable values, supports point-in-time queries and uses 3rd party systems for durabilityElastic, large scale data warehouse service leveraging the broad eco-system of SQL ServerOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMSSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score24.37
Rank#32  Overall
#18  Relational DBMS
Score1.77
Rank#130  Overall
#65  Relational DBMS
Score17.98
Rank#39  Overall
#24  Relational DBMS
Score8.01
Rank#56  Overall
#6  Search engines
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­redshiftwww.datomic.comazure.microsoft.com/­services/­synapse-analyticssphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­redshiftdocs.datomic.comdocs.microsoft.com/­azure/­synapse-analyticssphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperAmazon (based on PostgreSQL)CognitectMicrosoftSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release2012201220162001
Current release0.9.5951, July 20193.4.1, July 2021
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infolimited edition freecommercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnoyesno
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Implementation languageCJava, ClojureC++C++
Server operating systemshostedAll OS with a Java VMhostedFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesno
XML support infoSome form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.nonono
Secondary indexesrestrictedyesyesyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infodoes not fully support an SQL-standardnoyesSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP APIADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBCClojure
Java
C#
Java
PHP
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infoin Pythonyes infoTransaction FunctionsTransact SQLno
TriggersnoBy using transaction functionsnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnone infoBut extensive use of caching in the application peersSharding, horizontal partitioningSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesnone infoBut extensive use of caching in the application peersyesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoinformational only, not enforced by the systemnono infodocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­synapse-analytics/­sql-data-warehouse/­sql-data-warehouse-table-constraintsno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infousing external storage systems (e.g. Cassandra, DynamoDB, PostgreSQL, Couchbase and others)yesyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes inforecommended only for testing and development
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnoyesno

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